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Canadian Red Cross First Responder

Canadian Red Cross First Responder

Comprehensive first aid and CPR skills for professional first responders or those training to become first responders.

The course teaches the patient assessment
model, cardiopulmonary resuscitation, hemorrhage control, and care for a variety of acute and chronic conditions.

Participants will be engaged in dynamic
training techniques including video, media
presentations, skills demonstrations, practice sessions, discussions, and scenarios based on real-life situations.


Professionals in fire service, rescue team, workplace
response team, sports-medicine professionals, lifeguards, and ski patrol.


40 hours



Completion Criteria

Successfully demonstrate the required skills
Minimum 75% mark for written, closed book,
knowledge evaluation
Successfully complete minimum of one practical scenario
Attend and participate in 100% of the course


3-year certification in First Responder (digital certificate issued upon successful completion)


20 hours


  • The Professional Responder
  • Responding to the call
  • Infection prevention and control
  • Anatomy and physiology
  • Assessment
  • Airway management and respiratory emergencies
  • Circulatory emergencies
  • Shock
  • Hemorrhage and soft tissue trauma
  • Musculoskeletal injuries
  • Chest, abdominal and pelvic injuries
  • Head and spinal injuries
  • Acute and chronic illnesses
  • Poisoning
  • Environmental illnesses
  • Pregnancy, labour and delivery
  • Special populations
  • Crisis intervention
  • Reaching, lifting and extricating patients
  • Multiple-casualty incidents
  • Includes any other content required by specific legislation

Participant Materials

Canadian Red Cross Training Partner

Canadian Red Cross Emergency Care for Professional Responders Reference Text
Canadian Red Cross Emergency Care for Professional Responders Workbook (optional)